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    Girardi to manage Yanks

    I think this is a poor decision by the Steinbrenner boys.

    Especially bad decision considering how Girardi treated his vets at Florida.
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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    I think this is a poor decision by the Steinbrenner boys.

    Especially bad decision considering how Girardi treated his vets at Florida.
    I wasnt aware he had any

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    I'm not convinced on Girardi. Someone once pointed out to me that he was in an easy situation in Florida. If they won, he's great but if they lose, that's what every one expected. I wonder how the New Yorkers will treat him. I think his pressure will be much higher than Torre's.

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    What was wrong with Don Mattingly?

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    not surprised at all.

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    I don't think it is that bad of a choice.

    His main problem was with owners/upper management/etc. and that is a non issue with Steinbrenners involved. No way does he have the you know what to 'back talk' good ole George.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    I don't think it is that bad of a choice.

    His main problem was with owners/upper management/etc. and that is a non issue with Steinbrenners involved. No way does he have the you know what to 'back talk' good ole George.
    If he can manage to have a good working relationship with the owners I think he will work out ok. Thats a big if thou, Florida isn't anything like New York, so it could just as easily blow up. Makes for good drama for an interesting 2008 season.

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    Will Paul O'Neill be his bench coach?

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    So now we know both Torre and Mattingly will be heading to LA. It may very well be that the Steinbrenners have made a mistake by creating an alternative to NY. It will be interesting to see if any of the Yankee free agents head to the the new NY in the West(LA).

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    How crazy/funny would it be if they signed all 4? (Pay-Rod, Rivera, Posada, and Pettite)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
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    Girardi calls his shots as he sees them. It doesn't matter if you are a veteran or not. If you don't hustle or do it right, he lets you know. He is very strong in player development. He lost his Florida job because he told Loria to keep his mouth shut. He establishes clear goals and makes his expectations know. What more could any player ask for?

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    gee, tough situation for Girardi, having to work with a $200 million payroll...
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    In NY there won't be an owner sitting in the stands yelling at the umpire... in fact there might not be an owner at the game, so disagreements can remain private, even with all the extra scrutiny. The problem will come from the writers who are used to access, and Girardi won't give them as much... and he will read the papers and give them less for writing poorly about him. This is one city where the press really skews how the public sees the team... that will be Girardi's landmine here.

    He may have a $200million payroll, but you are also following a guy who had that who got fired for not getting far enough into the playoffs. Thats a bit of pressure. Mattingly doesn't know it, but he is lucky.

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    As an avowed Yankee hater, this move really scares me. Add a manager who is young, hungry, talented and knows how to win, to all of that talent and all those resourses, well its not a pretty picture. This is the smartest move the Yankees have made in a long time. This organization needed a kick in the butt and Girardi will give it to them.

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    Re: Girardi to manage Yanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    Add a manager who is young, hungry, talented and knows how to win.......
    I keep hearing these types of comments about Girardi, but am confused on where it's coming from. He's only managed one season and had a losing record. How does that equate to he "knows how to win?"

    I see it as a mistake, but only time will tell.


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